An episode which aired in October 1955.Pretty much typical Jimmy Durante,some good old fashioned song and dance,and shit kicking humor.An interesting but somber note.The guest on this show is Carmen Miranda.The show was recorded on August 3,1955.During taping,Carmen suffered a mild heart attack,but it wasnt detected as such at the time.She went on to complete the show.Two days later,on August 5th,she expired of a massive heart attack,at age 46.So the show didnt actually air until after her death.
February 25, 2012 Subject:
Episode 2.2 (The Jimmy Durante Show).
Season 2, episode 2.
Original air date: 15 October 1955.
Cast: Jimmy Durante (Himself), Carmen Miranda (Herself), Eddie Jackson, Jules Buffano, Jack Roth, Donald Mcbride (Th Landlord) and Miss Malta`s Dogs (Themselves).
This Show was filmed on 4 August 1955 - only hours before guest star Carmen Miranda died.
Singer Carmen Miranda had a mild heart attack after completing a dance number, and she died the next day after a massive heart attack.
March 10, 2011 Subject:
I think the previous reviewer misunderstood the use of the term "Shit-Kicking". I took that phrase as more of a "kick your feet up and just laugh at some good, silly humor." I don't believe the uploader meant that the humor itself was crap.
I was brought up in the mid-west, Kansas City, Missouri to be exact, and that is a phrase that we would use for a situation where you forget your troubles and just have a lot of fun. We would use that to reference a good lively country music song, which would make a person want to get on the dance floor and go all out, or a good song to shoot pool to.
As for this episode, I agree with the uploader... it is a "shit-kicking" good time! Thanks to whoever uploaded this! It's awesome!
January 7, 2011 Subject:
Jimmy Durante Show
I don't think if it's good old fashioned hummor it would be called 'shit'.... as back then most of the comedians of the day would not have to use any swear words or anything like that to get a laugh out of people they knew how to be funny!
As it reads as if you hate it - LOL
January 4, 2011 Subject:
Shows what being a Professional is about
I always put down Carmen Miranda as just a "gimmick performer". But she stands toe to toe w/Durante & keeps up. The fact of her heart attack makes her performance more remarkable. Entertainment in the Classic sense!
Reviewer:Dwight Frye -
January 3, 2011 Subject:
Maybe You're Right Jimmy,Maybe You're Right
When I picked up this episode,was getting it strictly for Jimmy Durante.Have heard of Carmen Miranda my entire life,but didnt really know anything much about her,except that she liked wearing weird hats.Only when I researched to find an exact air date did I realize that there was a story behind the show.So it probably was originally broadcast live.But as you can tell by Jimmy's introduction,this clearly did air after her passing.There are other possible conflicts as well.Some say the show was made on August 4th,and she died that very night.One place says she neither smoked nor drank,another says she was a smokestack and a complete lush.The list goes on and on.